Black Powder

This sport consists of shooting muzzle-loading rifles, pistols or shotguns that utilize either a percussion-cap or flint ignition system.

Those wishing to shoot inline muzzleloaders are also welcome to come and fire their modern smokepoles.

It brings back the nostalgia of the  "Good Ole Days" prior to the advent of breech-loading firearms that use cartridges. Many of the sports enthusiasts dress in period costume, such as those worn by mountain men, fur trappers, and Native Americans of the past when attending an event. Come on out and join us for a fun and relaxing get together.

The High Plains Muzzleloaders club hosts matches the 1st Sunday of each month. We are a hearty bunch and will shoot in the driving snow and wind.

Shooters Meeting at the "Smokepole" shack by the covered pavillion after the match.

Participants must be present prior to match start time. Sign in at the “Smokepole” shack. Gates will be open 30 minutes prior to match start time.

Match Start Times:

March, April & October – 10:00am – 2:00pm

November, December, January, February – 11:00am – 3:00pm

May,June, July, August, September – 9:00am – 2:00pm

Winter shoots bring Meat Shoots, Turkey Shoots and Blanket Shoots.  In these matches, the entry fee is a cut of meat, a turkey (or some other bird fit for eating) or some item, often handmade, related to muzzleloading. Shooters in these matches get a pick of the "prizes" in order of their finishing score.

An orientation is necessary for new shooters and will be held prior to the matches on Sunday morning. New shooters will be informed in a timely manner of the starting time for their orientation.

We welcome people new to the sport of muzzleloading, interested in what it’s all about and spectators. We hope you come out and join the High Plains Muzzleloading club and take a step back in time with us.

Match Fees: Members $5.00 Non-Members $7.00

Rigo Neira
Tel No.: 970-690-7727